Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Edna D. Mussmann
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997
Deshler resident Edna D. Mussmann, 96, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Deshler.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ruskin with the Rev. Robert Mrosko officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ahrendts Funeral Home in Deshler and one hour prior to services at the church.

Mrs. Mussmann was born Feb. 24, 1901, to William and Anna (Kluender) Wegener near Ruskin. She was a homemaker. She married Bernhard "Ben" Mussmann. He preceded her in death.

She was a 90-year charter member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Survivors are six daughters, Wilma Moeller of Hardy, Norma Bohling of Pickrell, Claris Samsula of Oak, Lucille Nelson of Lincoln, Iona Biltoft of Ruskin and Lila Schroeder of Davenport; two sons, Verlan of Ruskin and Berwyn of Eden, Idaho; one brother, Wilfried Wegener of Hebron; 39 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, Orlin and Wilbur; two daughters, Hildreth Freitag and Loretta Mussmann; five brothers, two sisters; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established.
 

Dwight Peterson
Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997
Lebanon, Kan., resident Dwight Peterson, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, at his home.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Lebanon with the Revs. Les Ellis, Scott Dunning and Freda Steele officiating. Burial will be in Cora Cemetery at Lebanon. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Peterson was born July 22, 1920, to Wilbur and Adeline (Baylor) Peterson, in Pawnee Township of Smith County, Kan. He attended the Womer grade school in Smith County and graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1938. He married D. Imogene Kugler April 12, 1941, at Phillipsburg, Kan.

They lived and farmed in Smith County. They moved into Lebanon in September 1996. He was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife; three sons, Allen of Flagler, Colo., Donald of Smith Center, and Dennis of Lebanon; a brother, Neal of Grand Island; a sister, Esther Franklin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the Smith County 4-H Scholarship Fund.
 

Char Johnson Cover
Friday, Dec. 19, 1997

Hastings resident Char (Hayes) Johnson Cover, 56, of 1100 E. South St. died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Services were to be 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Stanley Schieffer officiating. Burial was to be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cover was born March 14, 1941, to Riley and Margaret (Adams) Hayes at Red Cloud. She graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1959. She married Donnie Johnson June 20, 1959, at Red Cloud. They lived in Red Cloud until 1980, when they moved to Kearney. Her husband died July 30, 1985. She married Wayne Cover at Kearney Sept. 7, 1988. They lived in Kearney and North Bend, Ore., before moving to Hastings. 

Survivors are her second husband; two daughters, Michelle Bird of Wilmington, N.C., and Vicki McLeod of Hastings; five stepdaughters, Brenda Shaw of Guide Rock, Cyndi Schutz of Apple Valley, Calif., Kathy Stoner of Blue Hill, Linda Burnett of Hastings and Dawnetta Burkingham of North Bend; one brother, Ron Hayes of Long Beach, Calif.; one sister, Marvel Haresnape of North Bend, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial fund has been established.
 

Doris Baldwin
Friday, Dec. 19, 1997

Hebron resident Doris Baldwin, 82, died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, in Hebron.

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hebron with the Rev. Jonathan Jensen officiating. Price Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Baldwin was born Feb. 7, 1915, to Bernard and Ella (Cradduck) Baldwin in Ohiowa.

Survivors are two sisters, Mary Maxson of Beatrice and Hazel Baldwin of Fairbury.

Memorials have been established.
 

Clarence W. Hurst
Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997

Sutton resident Clarence W. Hurst, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Federated Church in Sutton with the Revs. William Jardine and Glenda Jardine officiating. Burial will be in the Sutton Cemetery. Kohler Mortuary of Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hurst was born May 6, 1912, to William and Anna (Krantz) Hurst in Sutton. He graduated from Sutton High School in 1929. He attended the Lincoln School of Commerce. On June 17, 1937, he married Henrietta "Dot" Unterseher in Savannah, Mo. He was co-owner of Yost Motor Co. in Sutton for years.

He was a member of Federated Church and Masonic Lodge, both of Sutton; Tehama Shrine and Scottish Rite, both of Hastings; Sutton Cemetery Board and the original Nolde Center board.

Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Jean Ann Kissler of Lincoln; two sons, James Rollins of Cortez, Colo., and Thomas of San Diego; three sisters, Dorothy Sundling of Oakdale, Calif., Roberta Heath of St. Joseph, Mo., and Fern Traudt of Grand Island; two brothers, Cleo of Sutton and Don of Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Memorials may be given to Federated Church.
 

Marvin J. Davis
Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997

Hastings resident Marvin J. Davis, 83, of 624 Lane A died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bill Liddell officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery at Bladen. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until services Tuesday.

Mr. Davis was born Aug. 19, 1914, to Charles and Bessie (Taylor) Davis in Bladen. On May 26, 1946, he married Merna Harding. He farmed near Bladen. They moved to Good Samaritan Village in Hastings in November 1993.

Survivors are his wife and one daughter, Marilyn Davis of Kearney. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

A memorial will be established.
 

Charles S. Olson
Friday, Dec. 19, 1997

Former Minden and Hildreth resident Charles S. Olson, 76, of Axtell died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Axtell with the Rev. H. Eldin Wells officiating. Burial with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 94 of Minden will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Axtell. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Freeland-Layton Funeral Home in Axtell.

Mr. Olson was born Nov. 23, 1921, to Alfred and Maude (Eckloff) Olson on a farm north of Hildreth. He attended grade school at District 60 and graduated from Minden High School in 1939. He attended business school in Hastings. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On June 24, 1951, he married Mary Ann Roads. They farmed near Axtell.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as Sunday school superintendent. He was an ordained elder. He was past president of Tri-County Water Users, was a 4-H leader and served on the Axtell Co-op board. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post No. 94 in Minden.

Survivors are his wife; two sons, Daniel and Brian, both of Axtell; two daughters, Jayne Krumback of Kearney and Lori Brashers of Boca Raton, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church.
 

Cleo Schultz
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997

Rosary for Harvard resident Cleo Schultz, 84, who died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital is 9:45 a.m. and services 10 a.m., both Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Doniphan with the Rev. John G. Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. Butler-Volland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Cleo T. Schultz
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997
Harvard resident Cleo T. Schultz, 84, of Harvard Rest Haven died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. 

Rosary is 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Doniphan with the Rev. John G. Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Trumbull. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Schultz was born May 1, 1913, to Herman and Rachel (Baker) Schultz in Trumbull. On Oct. 12, 1935, he married Elva Herzog. She died March 13, 1991. He farmed north of Trumbull until retiring.

He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church of Doniphan and Crosier Apostolate of Hastings.

Survivors are one daughter, Betty Ott of Trumbull; one son, Paul of York; one sister, Dorothy Johnson of Hastings; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Schacht; one son, Richard; and seven siblings.

Memorials may be given to Crosier Apostolate.
 

Adolph 'Abe' Taedter
Monday, Dec. 22, 1997
Kenesaw resident Adolph A. "Abe" Taedter, 98, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Haven Home of Kenesaw.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Juniata Cemetery at Juniata with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home.

Mr. Taedter was born Feb. 19, 1899, to Fred and Anna (Claussen) Taedter in Hastings. He graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1918. He attended Hastings College. He married Ruth Sliger. She died Aug. 11, 1982. He worked as an express agent for Burlington Northern Railroad in Hastings. He lived in Hastings most of his life.

He was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

He also was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. 
 

Mathilda M. (Benker) Pruden
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997
Red Cloud resident Mathilda M. (Benker) Pruden, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Daniel Praeuner officiating. Burial will be in Red Cloud Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pruden was born March 31, 1912, to George and Dena (Johnson) Benker near Rosemont in Webster County. She attended School District 83. On July 1, 1944, she married Charles M. Pruden in Osborne, Kan. They farmed in Webster County. Her husband died March 12, 1962. In 1984 she moved to Red Cloud. In 1989 she moved to Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud.

Survivors are one daughter, Charlotte Smart of Hastings; one son, Richard of Smith Center, Kan.; two brothers, Raymond Benker of Blue Hill and Harvey Benker of Hastings; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. 

A memorial fund has been established by the family.
 

Lena M. Memming
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997
Franklin resident Lena M. (Stuhmer) Memming, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Franklin with the Rev. Bruce Crabtree officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Franklin. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin and 9:30 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Memming was born Sept. 20, 1906, to Henry and Anna (Kamps) Stuhmer on a farm west of Macon. She attended rural school near Macon and School District 15 near Franklin. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1925. On Nov. 2, 1925, she married Herman Memming in Smith Center, Kan. They farmed near Bloomington and Franklin. They retired and moved into Franklin in 1973. Her husband died in 1973. She worked for Franklin Schools, Slim's Cafe, Franklin County Memorial Hospital and Senior Citizens Center. She also worked at Mid-Nebraska Community Services in Franklin until she was 87.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Aid and Dorcas Circle. She was a member of Franklin High School Alumni Association, of which she had been president.

Survivors are one son, Gerald of Prairie Village, Kan.; two daughters, Lunetta Pearce of Merriam, Kan., and Linda Willis Fisher of Normal, Ill.; one brother, Carl Stuhmer of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, two sisters and one brother.

Memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, Franklin County Memorial Hospital or Franklin High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
 

Norma E. Jank
Monday, Dec. 22, 1997
Former Hastings resident Norma E. (Buehler) Jank, 73, of Columbus died of cancer Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Columbus Community Hospital-Skilled Nursing Unit.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Revs. Richard Bringewatt and Ernest Smith officiating. Burial will be in Kearney City Cemetery at Kearney.

Mrs. Jank was born Sept. 18, 1924, to Emil and Luena (Thiede) Buehler at Amherst. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School, Amherst schools and Kearney High School. She graduated from Kearney State College in 1946. On Aug. 4, 1946, she married Roland A. Jank in Amherst. They moved to Hastings in 1956 and to Guttenberg, Iowa, in 1971. They moved to Columbus in 1978. She worked as a legal secretary in Iowa and Columbus.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Evening Guild, Mission Sowers and Couple Club.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Roland Jr. of Omaha, Michael of Lincoln and Joel of Hastings; and eight grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Memorials may be given to Lutheran Hour Ministries or Immanuel Lutheran Organ Fund.
 

Ruby L. Eppler
Monday, Dec. 22, 1997
Shickley resident Ruby L. (Merryman) Eppler, 89, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, in Geneva.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Shickley with the Rev. William Bickett officiating. Burial will be in Geneva Public Cemetery in Geneva. Visitation is at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva.

Mrs. Eppler was born in Geneva. She married Virgil H. Eppler.

She was a member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Stanton Extension Club.

Survivors are her husband; one son, James L. Merryman of Bear Creek, Pa.; two daughters, Karen Loseke of Geneva and Janis Lautzenhiser of Crete; two stepdaughters, Maryann Anderson of Shickley and Connie Eppler of Lincoln; two brothers, Rex Heironymus and Earl Heironymus, both of Lincoln; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and 19 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial may be given to the United Methodist Church or the family.
 

Lydia G. Moore
Monday, Dec. 22, 1997
Former Hastings resident Lydia G. (Naggatz) Swanson Moore, 90, of Wahoo died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Saunders County Community Hospital in Wahoo.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wahoo with the Revs. Kent Morse and Steven Tjarks officiating. Graveside services are 3 p.m. at Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Pruss Funeral Home in Wahoo and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Mrs. Moore was born Jan. 25, 1907, to John and Bertha (Garikie) Naggatz in Inland. She attended school in Inland. She graduated from Chicago School of Nursing as a registered nurse. On June 7, 1925, she married Victor Swanson in Saronville. They farmed near Inland. She worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot near Hastings during World War II. She later worked as a seamstress at Mode-0'Day in Hastings, a nurse at Bethphage Mission in Axtell and Good Samaritan Village in Hastings. Her husband died May 7, 1951. In March 1952 she married Harry "Pat" Moore in Hastings. He died in 1965. She retired from Good Samaritan Village in 1973. She lived in Hastings, Louisville and Lexington before moving to Wahoo in 1990. In late 1993 she moved to Saunders County Care Center in Wahoo.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wahoo.

Survivors are one son, Joyce Swanson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one daughter, Vivian Uden of Wahoo; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
 

Barbara J. Seybold
Monday Dec. 22, 1997
Former Franklin resident Barbara June (Maska) Seybold, 53, died Monday Dec. 22, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. 

Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wilcox with the Rev. Jeremy Jacoby officiating. Burial will be in Moline Cemetery southeast of Wilcox. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Banta-Torrey Funeral Home of Wilcox.

Mrs. Seybold was born June 24, 1944, to Kenneth Paul and Ruth Leona (Graf) Maska in Holdrege. She grew up in Franklin where she attended public schools. On Sept. 10, 1961, she married George Donald Seybold at the Methodist Church in Franklin. They lived in Franklin for six months before moving to Wilcox. She worked at the Stockade Bar and Grill in Wilcox until 1979. She and her husband purchased the bar in 1992 and changed the name to S&S Lounge which she operated until ill health forced her to quit in July.

Survivors are her husband; three sons, Erle of Ayr, Michael of Aurora and Troy of Minden; one brother, Richard Maska of Yankton, S.D.; two sisters, Beverly Morrison of Phillipsburg, Kan., and Andrea Schropfer of Hastings; and six grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.
 

Francis 'Frank' Deveny
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997
Former Adams County resident Francis "Frank" Deveny, 71, of Lincoln died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Lincoln.

Rosary and services were Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lincoln with the Revs. Paul Witt and Patrick J. Lyons officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Park with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 3. Butherus-Maser and Love Funeral Home of Lincoln was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Deveny was born Oct. 28, 1926, to Thomas P. and Anna I. (Hoarty) Deveny in Hastings. He grew up on the family farm north of Juniata. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired investor.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, American Legion Post in Denton and the Eagles Club.

Survivors are his wife, Darlene "Dodie"; one daughter, Joan Marie Schroeder of Hastings; two brothers, Jack of Hastings and Tom of Ayr; three sisters, Ilene McBride, Joan Carson and Sharon Burling, all of Lincoln; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.
 

Brandi A. Peterson
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997
Mankato, Kan., resident Brandi Ann Peterson, 14, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, in Denver, Colo., as the result of a car accident at Goodland, Kan.

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Little Theater in Mankato. Melby Mortuary of Mankato is in charge of arrangements.

Brandi was born Dec. 13, 1983, to Steven and Donna (Bork) Peterson in Alliance. She attended Sandridge Rural School, Hay Springs Elementary School and Mankato High School. She played volleyball and was a member of the band. She was pursuing a modeling career through John Casablanca in Denver.

She was active in 4-H for four years and Job's Daughters Bethel No. 55 of Hay Springs.

Survivors are her mother of Mankato; her father; one brother, Brian of Mankato; and grandparents, Margaret Bork of Hays Springs and Leonard Peterson and Deloris Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Norman Bork.
 

Marvin 'Tiny' Cook
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997
Former Harvard resident Marvin "Tiny" Cook, 55 of rural York died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, at his home.

Services were Friday at Metz Mortuary chapel in York. Additional services were Saturday at Church of Christ in Collins, Mo. with the Revs. Alan Kaufman and J.W. Martin officiating. Burial was in Robinson Cemetery near Collins.

Mr. Cook was born Feb. 19, 1942, to James and Norma (Sarratt) Cook in Collins. On Sept. 30, 1978, he married Gwendolyne Gage on a farm near Waco. He was a school bus driver for York Public Schools. He sang and played the guitar at functions in many Nebraska communities. 

Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Samantha Cook of York and Sheri Kemmen and Lori Wilson, both of Missouri; two sons, Jeffrey and Michael, both of Missouri; his mother of Collins; one sister, Donna Cook of Collins; one brother, Terry of Collins; and 13 grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his father.
 

Lawrence Dunmire
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997
Services for former Hastings resident Lawrence Dunmire, 90, of Pueblo, Colo., who died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, in Pueblo are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Sam Rathod officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
 
 

Kenneth W. "Tobey" Tobias
Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997
Services for Hastings resident Kenneth W. "Tobey" Tobias, 74, who died Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion are 11 a.m. Jan. 2, 1998, at Butler-Volland Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Phillips officiating.


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